The 2019 Programme is now live!
Join us 13-19 May - every year, the Festival brings the world to Auckland. In 2018 we staged 213 public events, gathering together 230 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with 75,000 Festival goers, to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
For the past 19 years the Festival has enriched the culture of our city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of our guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our setting.
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DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS: KATE RAWORTH
EVERYDAY ACTS OF RACISM: THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND FESTIVAL FORUM
STARDUST & SUBSTANCE: JACINDA ARDERN
LET’S GO: JEFF TWEEDY
MERCHANTS OF TRUTH: JILL ABRAMSON
ANNOUNCING OUR 2019 PROGRAMME!The Prime Minister, Jeff Tweedy, Sir Antony Beevor among Stellar 2019 Auckland Writers Festival Line-up Read more ›
ANNOUNCING THE 2019 OCKHAM SHORTLIST2019 Ockham Finalists Explore the Truth and Issues of Our Times Read more ›
THE 2019 SCHOOLS PROGRAMME IS NOW LIVEAuckland Writers Festival, with the generous support of Freemasons Foundation, is delighted to deliver its eleventh Schools Programme, designed to inspire young writers and readers. Read more ›